From: Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: BIAU celebrates 30 years!
Date: Fri Feb 14 18:53:13 MST 2014
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 Dear Dean,

We are happy to celebrate the Brain Injury Alliance's 30th Anniversary! Please join us in celebrating the amazing opportunities that we have to support those with brain injury. Read on to learn more about this huge milestone.

As the world looks on to Russia for the grandeur of the Olympics, one athlete turned her devastating news that she couldn't compete in their year's games to legislation which will prevent brain injuries for young athletes.

Lastly, we are really excited to announce a new support group in Murray for caregivers of those with Brain Injury. Read on for all the details, as well as our upcoming event calendar.

Sincerely,

 

George Gehling
Executive Director
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

BIAU Celebrates 30 Years!


In 1984 a small group of professionals created the Utah Brain Trauma Foundation to help those who suffered from brain injury. With a 6 member board, a volunteer  hotline, and three Utah support groups; one in SLC, Provo and Ogden, Utahans finally had a place to go to find resources, knowledge, and understanding after a brain injury.

Fast forward 30 years, the organization now gleans the name Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. Much has changed, but the purpose of the organization has been stalwartly clear.  A great description comes from a 2009 BIAU newsletter article,  "...One thing remains unchanged and that is the continuous mission to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy for those individuals with brain injuries and their families." Click here to read more! 



New Caregiver Support Group 

 

Big News!!  The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah has formed a new Caregiver Group.  If you are a caregiver for a brain injury survivor, then this group is for you.

 

Do you need someone who understands you?  A little care-taking for the caretaker, if you will? Come and soothe your SOUL and get some resources for you and your survivor!  

Click here to read more! 

 

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014      

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Intermountain Medical Center
Building 6, Classroom 8
5121 So. Cottonwood Street, Murray, UT 
Once Olympic Hopeful Inspires State to Enforce Head Protection For Young Athletes

By Sarah Johnson

 


The world is watching Sochi as thousands of athletes take their spotlight on the Olympic stage to compete for gold. You may have seen Russian history play out during the artistic and fanciful opening ceremonies. During the athletes' march, crowds at home applauded the army of Americans proudly representing the land of the free, and they celebrated tiny delegations, with just one or two participants for their country, most of whom, enthusiastically and vivaciously waved their flag!  

 

For each champion, the journey to the Olympic platform represents courage, triumph and life long commitment to excellence.

 

For one American, Jenna Sneva, this year's Olympic games should have been a welcomed opportunity to race for a medal. She is currently USA's downhill skiing national gold medalist, and her Achilles' heel is brain injury. Read more! 


Upcoming Events

Utah Attorney's Brain Injury Conference
February 21, 2014 

Sponsored by the Utah Association for Justice and the BIAU
8:00 am -2:45 pm
Law and Justice Center, 645 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City, UT
The UAJ Brain Injury Conference focuses on education, especially on legal issues surrounding brain injury. 

 

5K Run, Walk & Roll

May 17, 2014 

Liberty Park



Click here to learn more about our events or to register.



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